Latest Evolution of mammals Stories
Researchers from the US and China have identified the oldest tree-dwelling mammal ancestor and the earliest-known subterranean relative of the phylogenic class, according to a pair of new papers published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
A fossilized skull discovered in Madagascar belongs to a previously unknown groundhog-like creature that lived alongside dinosaurs and is the largest known mammals of its era, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
One of the riddles of mammal evolution explained: the strong conservation of the number of trunk vertebrae.
As mammals were trying to emerge from the shadows of dinosaurs 100 million years ago, there was a dramatic proliferation of flowering plants species. However, instead of early mammals benefiting from new food and shelter opportunities that would have been provided by the plants, they experienced a decline during the mid-Cretaceous.
A newly discovered fossil skeleton dubbed Megaconus mammaliaformis has evolutionary biologists adding new details to the story of mammalian evolution.
A team from Carnegie Museum of Natural History have completed the largest-ever study of mammalian ancestors, helping to construct what the common ancestor of all mammals may have looked like.
A recent study by an international group of evolutionary biologists has pointed to six broad yet distinct ‘waves’ of climate-induced mammalian diversity in the last 65 million years of evolution.
Researchers have found that moveable whiskers on rats and mice were an important milestone in the evolution of mammals from reptiles.
Researchers have discovered the oldest rodent fossils yet along the Ucayali River near Contamana, Peru.
A well-preserved fossil discovered in China provides new evidence that the split between placental mammals and marsupials may have occurred 35 million years earlier than previously believed.
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